Lightroom Worth-a-click

Hope you’re having a great Thursday. Here’s a few Lightroom-related links to check out while you’re surfing around today:

• Timothy Armes released a new Lightroom Plug-in called Keyboard Tamer which allows you to redefine most of Lightroom’s keyboard shortcuts (Sweet!!!).

• Jeffrey Friedl has a brand new Lightroom plug-in to help protect you from accidentally deleting your photos.

• Scott Kelby is taking the Lightroom 3 Live! Tour to Ft. Lauderdale on July 12th so be sure to snag a spot soon before it fills up. We’ll also be taking the same tour to LA, New York, San Francisco and Boston in July so make sure you check out for more info.

• The Turning Gate (makers of way cool Lightroom web galleries) has a new slideshow feature in their Lightroom Pages 3.7 gallery.

• For all of you HDR lovers out there, here’s some interesting news about Canon’s patent for in-camera HDR

Have a great day! 🙂


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  1. Help, please…
    Everytime i import pictures from an CF card or any device, they always arrive at Lightroom with a 5 star rating.
    The problem is that i can’t find a way to disable this.
    Does anybody now how to solve this?

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  2. Can someone tell me why a jpeg export from LR or PS changes color when attached to an email? sRBG, 72 pixels, sized 800 x 800. They always look darker and more saturated.

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  3. I just installed Lightroom 3. The library module indicates the same number of images I had in Lightroom 2.7, but my hierarchical file structure did not migrate. Any ideas?

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  4. Scott,

    You have recommended Turning Gate’s new web engine. I use their Client Response module but all my virtual copies show up when I try to determine WHICH ONE of all those virtual copies the client prefers.

    I would love to automate the process. Is there a way to tell Lightroom to give the virtual copies their own filename…that doesn’t include a – dash that’s illegal in Unix?


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  5. Hi Matt!
    Did you do anything on LR3 Lens Corrections feature? Also, I hear that people can create their own profiles (lens) and share them. Do you know where I would go to see what lens profiles people have personally created and shared? I would like a lens profile for a Nikon AF-s 17-35mm F/2.8 lens.


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  6. I agree! LR3 is painfully slow when editing photos. I love the new features too, but I prefer a faster performance.

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  7. I’ve gone back to LR 2.7, as Ed said great tools but for me LR3 just isn’t fast enough.

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  8. I agree Ed. I regret the $100 upgrade. It is much slower even though I have a pretty beefed up pc.

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  9. Installed lightroom3, bought a Epson 3880, using on a Imac. When I go to PRINT and bring up pages, The sheet size 13 x 19 is missing. Called adobe. After three hours and five different people in India, They had no answer. Help!! Ken Hill

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    • In the print module, look to the left and at the bottom. You will see Page Setup button. Hit that. It will open a dialog box with your printer — choose your size there

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    • My Epson 3800 does not list 13 X 19 inches, however it does list
      329mm X 483mm, which is the same size

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  10. Hi Matt and thanks for these tips !
    About shortcuts, I have an big concern with LR3 : my favorite shortcut seems to have disapeared ! I used the “><" key A LOT in the development module to switch between the original and the modified images. It doesn't seem to work anymore. Can you confirm this ? Thanks again for your blog and video tutorials, I'm a big fan.

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    • I use the backslash key, “”.

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  11. LR3 – any practical solutions to the new edition’s slowness? Added features are excellent (going from 2.7 to 3; sharpening and noise reduction in particular) …but the price paid in operational slowness is, well… growing painful. Within the Develop module, simply going to the next image file seems to now require twice as much time before allowing image-work (7-10 seconds, what used to be 3-4)
    Is there any way to “flush” out the memory that might help?

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    • Use the lens correction panel last! It slows down if you use that first and then go make local adjustments. I usually use the basic panel and the curves then do my local adjustments then do the rest and now LR flies.

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